Easy Ways to Clean a Pool That Has Been Sitting For Years

It has been a long hot summer, and you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and clean your pool. The only problem is that it’s been sitting for months, dirtied by leaves, bugs, rainwater, and more. So how do you get started? First, we’ll talk about what tools are needed, how to go about draining the pool, getting rid of any algae buildup or other stubborn stains on your liner, and coping with cloudy water. Then, it’s time to get in gear!

A pool is an excellent addition to any backyard, but it can be frustrating when you have to clean it. If your pool has been sitting for a while and needs some TLC, here are some tips on how to get started with the clean-up process.

First things first, check the water chemistry levels of the pool before starting on this project so that you don’t change anything while cleaning. Once you’ve done this, start by vacuuming out any dust or debris that may have settled at the bottom, which could cause problems later down the line if not dealt with now. While doing this, make sure to vacuum all corners of your pool, including steps and ladders. The next step would be clearing away leaves from plants around the edge of your barrier of the pool.

How to clean out your pool

We all know that pools are beautiful, inviting, and a perfect place for any family to spend their summer days. However, when it’s time to clean the pool once fall hits, not many of us want to take on the task. The following blog post will give you some tips on how you can keep your pool looking great this winter so that next year is easier than ever!

  1. First off, get yourself a brush with long bristles and scrub away at all sides of the walls in your pool. This will help get rid of stubborn algae that might have grown for the past few months since the last cleaning.
  2. Skimming off surface gunk with an automatic cleaner (the cleaner will run continuously while you do other things),
  3. Vacuuming out silt at the bottom of the pool with a deep-cleaning vacuum.

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Fixing a pool that has been sitting

To clean a pool that has been sitting for weeks or months, it is important to flush out the system. Once the water is clear, use your garden hose to scrub down the walls and floor of concrete pools with a cleaner made specifically for this purpose. For vinyl or fiberglass pools, you can give them an acid wash with muriatic acid. If you are unsure about doing any of these tasks, call your local swimming pool service company.

A pool can be a beautiful addition to your home. However, if you don’t maintain it properly or the water is not replaced every few days, algae will start growing, and all that sludge will make the water cloudy.

I have had the opportunity to work with pool owners who need a pool cleaning service. Whether it’s for restoring water clarity, removing algae, or getting rid of leaves and other debris, I am available to help.